Thu, Jun 17|
ONE JOURNEY WORLD REFUGEE DAY COMMEMORATION
Thursday June 17- Saturday June 19 Together We Learn, Heal and Shine
Time & Location
Jun 17, 2021, 5:00 PM – Jun 19, 2021, 9:00 PM
Kennedy Center, 2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566, USA
About the Event
For World Refugee Day, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, the Kennedy Center, in partnership with One Journey, a grassroots refugee-supporting coalition, present three days of fun and inspiration to celebrate the courage and resilience of people who have been forced to flee their homes due to war, persecution and violence.
Despite the challenges of the pandemic, refugees and displaced people have stepped up and continue to contribute to a stronger, safer and more vibrant world. The fun-filled event features live music by Mélat and Cesar Orozco & Kamarata Jazz, presented by the Kennedy Center and UNHCR, which leads global action to protect and assist people forced to flee and helps ensure they have a safe place to call home where they can build a better future. A film screening, dance and yoga sessions, a global marketplace, are brought to you by One Journey, a Kennedy Center Cultural Caucus member and a growing coalition that aims to change the narrative about refugees by celebrating their talents and stories through the common languages of humanity: food, art, music, and technology.